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Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby Alpha-Geek on Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:29 pm

I've recently upgraded to a new m'board & cpu. Specs are:
Motherboard: Gigsbyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000
Memory: 2) 2 gb, DDR2 1066, total 4 gb
Hard drive: Western Digital 20 gb ide
Optical drive: Lite-on Model LH-20A1L, SATA DVD/CD recorder
Video: ATI Radeon HD3850, PCI-e, 512 mb ram

Problem is, I can boot & run the live CD. (Posting from it now) If I install to the hard drive, it hangs at the load screen. (Mint progress bar going from one end to the other, back and forth. Does this indefinitely.) I've checked the MD5, burned the disk from new iso on 2 different computers & burned at speeds as low as 4x with 3 different burning programs. On this same computer,I can install Ubuntu Hardy, both 32 bit & 64 bit, as well as GOS, which is built from Ubuntu. All burned on same hardware, all work fine. I'm guessing this is something unique to Linux Mint. I've also tried using the all_generic_ide & ide=nodma boot options with no success. I REALLY want to continue to use Mint, but I'm sure where to go from here. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Update: still not solved, but if I let it try to boot long enough, it goes to BusyBox followed by (initramfs) :?:
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Re: Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby Alpha-Geek on Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:04 am

*BUMP*
Anyone?
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Re: Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby supulton on Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:58 am

Same problem here.
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Re: Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby Herr Dude on Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:26 pm

I experience it too on my acer laptop.
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Re: Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby Unknown on Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:41 pm

I have this same issue as well with the x64 copy...its very confusing and I've yet to find a solution
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Re: Unable to boot Elyssa from hard drive

Postby hoe on Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:28 pm

I had the same thing happen to me! I think it was the UUID thing in the menu.lst . I had to boot with the live CD and do a 'sudo blkid' in the consule to get the UUID for the partition and copy and paste it in the /boot/grub/menu.lst in place of root=/dev/hdax .

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